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What's the difference between herpes and scabies?

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Dr. Robert Kwok answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Ulcers vs itchy rash: Herpes rash is little blisters that break open to form an ulcer and is tender when touched. It is caused by herpes type 1 & type 2. Scabies is caused by a "mite", a bug, that tunnels under the surface of the skin. Scabies is not painful but itches like nothing else. Scabies doesn't form ulcers. Herpes is often on the face, genitals, or fingers. Scabies is often on the hands, arms, waist, or legs.

Answered 8/9/2018

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Dr. Joseph Bark answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Herpes/scabies: The former is a viral infection. The latter is an infection by insects which crawl into the skin. There is virtually no relationship.

Answered 10/24/2017

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